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H1 Dentistry. EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE • on Pleasant street, the second house north of the hotel, Thompsonville Conn. .ml §/nmm L CHANDLER, MANUFACTURER OF • all kinds of Heavy and Light Team Business Wagons, Carts, etc. Horseshoeing and Jobbing, Mill and Machine Forging. Repairing done at short notice. Windsor Locks, Conn J.11 IIAYDEN & SON, % F-I-R-E I-N-S-U-R-A-N-C-E-, Windsor Locks, Conn. CHARLES D. FOX, Manufacturer of Business and Heavy I WILL BE IN MY OFFICE IN ELY'S Building, Thompsonville, from the 15tli te the 20th of each month, for profes sional practice, until further notice. Ap pointments can be made with Miss Agues Stewart, at the Post-office. CHESTER JOHNSON. Dry Goods, Etc. WILLIAM FINLAY, Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Dry and Fancy Goods. Mrs. Simpson's block, Main st Thompsonville, Conn. Attorney a-at-Law. JOHN HAMLIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Mrs. Simpson's Building, Thompsonville, Conn. Lumber and Building Materials. THE T. PEASE & SONS CO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber and Building Materials. Yards at Thompsonville and Windsor Locks, Conn. Steam Planing Mill at Thompsonville. Connected by telephone with Springfield, Hartford and New Haven. Wood and Coal. CHARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty— Chips for sale. Moving and heavy teaming done on reasonable terms. Thompsonville, Conn. HENRY H. ELLIS, DEALER IN ALL kinds of one, two, and four foot Wood. Orders left at A. T. Lord's will receive prompt attention. Thompsonville, Conn. Hotels, Halls, and Livery. PPP rpHOMPSONVILLE HOTEL, BENJ. F. X Lord, Proprietor. Also, proprietor of Frankliu Hall. GoodLivory and Feeding Stable connected with hotel. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. Wagons. Horse-slioeing a Specialty. ggfParticular Attention Paid to pairing. SUFFIELD, CONN. Re A. W.. CONVERSE, FIRE INSURANCE AGENCY. RISKS procured at the Lowest Rates on the following companies : NATIONAL, of Hartford, ORIENT, of Ilartford, CONTINENTAL, of Hartford. NOITTH BRITISH and MERCANTILE, of London and Liverpool. CONTINENTAL, of New York, FIRE ASSOCIATION, of Philadelphia Draft and passage Tickets sold at satisfactory rates, 6 At the Post Office, at Conn. Windsor Locks, AT THE Corner 3Dru: Store." WILLIAM I5EG(x, Proprietor, Corner' of Main and Prospect streets, Thompsontille, Conn. NOTICE ! "It is the Golden Day, mother, The beautiful Golden Day; The day of all the seven the best, The day of calm and holy rest,— The beautiful sacred day. "The sun shines brighter then, mother, Brighter than other days : And Jesus comes and stays^Witli me, Arid speakfe of Golden Days to be,— Those holy, holy days. . . "The other days are but steps, mother, To reach this Golden one; And I wish to have them pass away, For I long so much for this Golden Day— The beautiful Golden one." The Golden Day had reached its cjose; My darling lay at rest; No more to work for Jesus here, No more by doubt or trembling fear, Or sin to be distressed. At home with God, the Golden Day Forever dawns for her; Her praises loud, in sweet accord, With angel voice she sings to Gocl, Who gave himself for her. Then consecrate this Golden Day, So hallowed by thy Lord. Let cares begone, and all things sad, And rise to praise with spirit glad, The Golden Dav of God. EUROPEAN SKETCHES. NUMBER SEVENTEEN. To the people of Thompsonville and viciuitj': Having opened a Horse Shoeing shop on Central street, I hope by close attention to business and first-class work to gain a liberal share of your patronage JAMES REID, Central St., Thompsonville. Accommodation for Boarders and Transients. v sap* Livery and Feed Stable. 8SP" Hearse and Carriages. BROAD BROOK. Hair Dressing and Sharing. NEAL SLOAN, Hair Dressing Rooms, Pease's Block, Main St., Thompsonville, Conn. Hair cut in the best manner. : Every customer has a clean towel. Call in. House Furnishing Goods, Etc. NILES PEASE, Dealer in House-Furnishing Goods of every description. Paints, Oils, Varnishes, etc. Agent for Smith American Organs. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. ILLIAM MULLIGAN, Dealer in Stoves, Tinware, and General House-Furnishing Goods. Ornamental Vases always on hand. North Main St., Thompsonville, Conn. MY "Y: KC-. Meat and Fish Markets. BENJAMIN BRIGHT, DEALER IN Beef, Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry, Tripe, Ham,. Lard, &c. German Sausage, from the best New York makers, kept constantly on hand. All kinds of Meats in their season at lowest cash prices. Main street, Thompsonville, Conn. Music, Etc. M ISS LORENA PEASE, M-CT-S-I-C T-E-A-G-H-E-R-, Thompsonville, Conn. EBEN. J. BRIDGE, (Successor to Thomas J. Stinson), ' Hazardville, Conn. Dealer in Tin, Glass, and Wopden Ware, , &c., &c. " Highest price paid for Rags and Paper n S t o f i K i . . . , v j n JgP'Your patronage solicitearT&ll bills due T. J. Stinson are payable tp me. HAND SATCHELS FOR LADIES ALSO Macrame Twine for Tidies. Just Eeceived The Largest Stock of Horse Blankets and Kobes Ever Opened in Thompsonville. Gents' Riter Coats aM Horse Coyers. FINE LIGHT AND HEAVY HARNESSES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION on hand and made to order. Also a fine assortment of TRUNKS & TRAVELING BAGS, Halters, Whips, Etc. Egl^If you want a Good Harness don't fail to examine my stock before purchasing. Builders' Hardware, Axes, Saws, and Farming Tools. THE CELEBRATED VACUUM AND PRUSSIAN ARMY HARNESS OILS, AXLE OILS, SOAPS, etc., constantly on hand. * A. T. IJOR.D , MAIN STREET, THOMPSONVILLE, CONN. Pianos, for cash. P. ALLEN, AGENT FOR THE fav and George Wood Organs and Will offer special inducements Enfield, Conn. Printers and Publishers. 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There are any number of interesting tours planned for trips through Switzerland, occupying anywhere from eight days to a month. The most charming way, if one has time and strength, is to make the tour on foot, as there are many places accessible only to the pedestrian. Basle, on the very borders of Switzerland, is a quaint, curious old place, that looks like a painting of some old Dutch town, with its odd architecture and irregular streets—such a scene as we think exists only in the imagination of an artist, mjtil we see the reality for ourselves. It looks as if it had not changed a feature since the days of the Reformation, when it held do important a position in the history of Switzerland. , The journey, from Basle to Lucerne "was our first introduction to Alpine scenery, we were.to SSS7 world—is all before us where to choose,, and the only question is to decide where shall we go first. One says we must not fail to see this, another says we must surely take this excursion as it takes only a few hours, even the hotel proprietor thinks we should stay at least a week, but we study our plans again and again, and find only two days allotted to Lucerne. One of those in which to see the town and enjoy a sail on the lake, the other to spend on the Rigi. The principal attraction of the town is the extreme loveliness of the situation. The river Reuss emerges from the lake and rushes off at a, tremendous speed, spanned by several bridges. One of them, .an old covered affair, is filled oh the sides and roof of the interior with over a hundred TON, TEX., March 10, 1888. me to give you some idea of looks, streets, business houses, 't think you know what you of me, but I will try and give i of it, as-I saw it?!^ my arri- " see and find it naf'. try in the state from Houston e gulf, 50 miles, is one level rsh, and before we reached the ild see the buildings of the oncluded at once that it was quite allje. We left the main land and run in for ith-easterly direction on spiling and a half or two miles and the n is an island about 31 miles then fot out the same distance on paintings, representing scenes in the lives I island t< te depot, of saints and in the history of Switzer- Galvi land. There is an old cathedral that con- long ac varies in width from a mile and tains a wonderful organ which is played a half ro miles, and at the business upon every evening for tourists, but the | and city id is three miles from the main nteman told me that the highest e island was not more than five the sea level, and at one time heavy storm, the entire place being carried away. It is said ago this was the great hiding adquarters of a gang of pirates who crt|ed in the waters around here, coming ere to share their stealings, etc. It is aimed now to contain from 25,000 t«0,000 people, and the.population is'bade up of all countries and most wonderM object of all is the famous I hyid; "Lion of Lucerne," sculptured out of the point oi solid rock, upon the face of a precipice, feet abo after a model by Thorwalsden,' the cele- during brated sculptor, and in memory of the | came ne Swiss guard that were massacred in defence of the Tuileries in 1792. The lion lies on the perpendicular face of the rock in the last agonies of death, pierced by a broken lance, but with one foot still shielding the fleur de lis, the lily of France. Vines hang down from above and streams of water trickle gently into a pool at the | classes. that yea place o: ITou see the Buffalo Bill man base, giving to the whole such an inde-1 with the ride brim felt hat, the "Chinee scribably mournful and pathetic appear- who "w: hee shirtee 15 centee," the geu-ance as to make it the most moving piece tleman 0 color, in all stages from poverty to (to th erner peopled at any- 'elt as if nothing half so lovely could |Ver be imagined. Valleys, mountains, rivers, passing in rapid succession, with every. conceivable effect of shade, light and coloring, in the broad sunlight. Peak after peak of the Bernese Alps rise, their tops and sides wreathed in lazily-floating masses of cloud, and far, far above the green trees, great patches of snow glittering in the sunlight. We were in a constant state of excitement, rusli- *ing back and forth from one side of the car to the other to get glimpses of some new beauty, and fairly exhausting our vocabulary of abjectives as we tried to express our admiration. One word about the people. A party of English sat in front of us, in charge of a fat old dowager, who looked possible daggers at me every time my enthusiasm bubbled over, and which was quite justifiable under the circumstances : some Germans were behind us, and a "party of French people opposite, and the perfect Babel and confusion of tongues that arose when some unexpected panorama burst into view, would have furnished the ridiculously-developed ears and fertile fancy of a Mark Twain with happiness. Now the road ascends gradually, and we get a chance for. longer views. Again Ave rush down an inclined plane at terrible speed, whiz through a tunnel cut out of the solid rock, turn and twist around sharp curves and bends until we seem fairly doubling on our track, and the train looks like a huge serpent. An exclamation attracts our attention, and we rush to the opposite side and see on our left majestic Mont Pilatus in full view. This is a grand old mountain, with its dark, craggy sides, sprinkled with snow drifts, and used to be frequently ascended until superseded by the " Rigi," with its modern railway. The name means "hatted mountain," from a fancied resemblance to a hat, that the clouds assume in settling over it. The tradition is'that it was here that Pontius Pilate fled after the crucifixion, and, in his remorse, drowned himself in the lake on the summit. - The mountain stands almost isolated like the advance post of the chain, with its grim, frowning countenance, seven thousand feet above us. By the natives it is considered a- trustworthy barometer. The Old saying runs thus: of stone in the world. It shows how in true art the simplest subject can be made to speak the noblest and grandest sentiments. ^ The chief business of Lucerne is traffic in carved wooden ware, and great quantities of it are displayed in every shop, and even the sidewalks are lined with temporary booths, where the peasants bring their winter work for sale. There have beeq millions of copies of the Lion of Lucerne carved in wood, but after having seen the original, a wooden image is only the*feeblest imitation. The dying:! me to lion is represented surely, but the gran-1 merft: deur, the sadness, tlje pathos which makes Jie Is the original so wonderful, are all wanting, ever The carved work is so very beautiful, that J much: we all are seized with the fever to carry | stores^ home as much as we can, and-it is with difficulty that we can tear ourselves away I arouL,^ from the shops. One of the members'Sou^ of our party had such a severe attack of I any the wooden fe ver that not only at Lucerne j yeraitti but>in:alls?theSwieatowns4^trWfl;yi3itedjwlrii n I suppose) riches, the South-the Northerner, and in fact m everywhere, just the same as ;her place east and north. To quote 1 a man who was selling three silk hw((in. jerch'tefs for "two bits," the other ni£ platfor traveled States, my fri ^ustrio; drinkii by the aid of a beer keg for a .Mid a gasolene lamp,."I have irough all parts of the United stralia, and New Zealand, and, I never have met a more in- (?) hard-working, (?) hard- 3et of people than stand before t. His remarks about the for-from true, while on the latter ect. Saloons are very thick and run all day Sunday as other day, in fact half the -about town are open on Sunday. ,ty struck me when walking I'large seaside summer resort, built just as you see them at re watering place, large, wide -sj^ir^and down stoirs, large Afejayge bf id doo' rs is. andH and two, stories high, though ieii you run on to a white man's 'getting us into at panic, fearing: that "hieJ and a might be left behind or lost, he was now sure to appear at the last minute with his house oily a story in height. Everything pockets full of treasures. He could miss js loose and open. It is needless to raise some exquisite portion of natural scenery a window to look out, cracks around the with more composure than an opportunity casing admit all that. Even our oflice, of visiting a shop containing these works which is one of tlie_finest buildings in the of art and skill. Later in the afternoon city, has cracks around the windows so we took a dVive about the outskirts of the that when the wind blows in a "norther" city and saw a most glorious sunset, but it will raise papers off your desk. Re-as it was only one of many similarly glo- cently they put weather strips all around rious ones, I will omit the description. | the windows and it is quite an improve- Soon the moon rose and hung full over I the surface of the lake, making it look like a mirror of silver, as if fairly try-1 ing to charm us out upon the water. We ment.-, . " - There are many fine, yes, perfectly elegant places here in the shape of private residences. Some are the finest I ever were not able to insist, and taking a boat I saw. I Will try and tell you of one I saw and oarsman we soon were floating out last Sund ay. The house was very large, into the moonlight There was no sound set back 'rom the street a little way and save the ripple made by the sweep of the was app oaehed by a winding walk of oars, and never can we forget the subliml- some kin 1 of white stone, like feldspai, ty and beauty of this night. Look which laid out ijmong orange trees and all kinds way you may some new scene of surpass- of shrubbery, aud all along the sides were ing beauty claims the attention. Every nicely kept flower-beds, etc. The house mountaiu stands as clear cut as if against was painted what I would call a cream a sunny sky, and they roll away toward color, but; that is no guide to tell you what the horizon, summit after summit, eight, the color is. Up-stairs there were large ten, twelve thousand feet high in the air verandas fully 20 feet wide, and I could until they are lost in the distance. No see that there Were places for nice awn-words can adequately describe that radi- Ings during the summer, hooks for ham ant, softened light, it seemed almost like mocks, large rattan easy chairs, etc. An a vision of the Promised Land. abundance of fruit of all kinds grows in We had purchased our Alpenstocks to the dooryard in its proper season. Rose carry up the Rigi with us the next day, I bushes were full of buds and blossoms and and to protect us and bother us ever there were many large cactuses, etc. afterwards on our journey, until we These nice places are quite numerous should have them suspended on the walls throughout the city and are scattered all of our rooms at home as mementoes of over it and not grouped in one locality, our journeyings in Switzerland. Every- Houses and stores, generally, are built one is accompanied by one of these poles on brick or stone piers or piles and con-and the name of each place visited, or sequently have no cellars, and at this sea-mountain crossed, if* burnedlnto it. To son of the year, winter, water stands pedestrians they arfe indispensable, while under half the houses in town, and in the the young ladies carry them not so much streets which are not paved. Some nice for use as for novelty and to keep in coun- places, like oui? oflice building, which tenance their venturesome friends of .the have a cellar, are provided with pumps so sterner sex, each one of whom is possessed that when the cellar is full of water it can with the laudable ambition to have as be pumped out. Where the houses are many names as possible carved on his built on piers this way the house is two stick. - 1 j * ,r1: £ or three fe$t from the ground, and as very Everything gave promise of.a bright to- fevr^re boarded or slatted up, it makes a "'If Pilatus wears his oap, serene will be "the day, If his collar he puts on, you may venture on the way; But if his sword he wields, at home you'd better stay 1" . Here on the opposite si^e rises the Rigi-Kulm, and between them the ino,st boautlfal lake in all Europe, Lake Lucepge. The town of Lucerne h&s a most charn}- in# and picturesque sitnaticfa, on one side of the lake, and is a favorite resort for excursions in various , directions, as well a most delightful place in which to spend the summer. A broad quay runs along, the edge of the lake, shaded by rows of trees, and fringed by ft line of splendid hotels, all commanding beautiflil views of the la&e, mountains, etQ, Groups of fashionable; Americans fire promenading or driving npon the quay, and it would not be difficult'to imagine one's self at an.4*Ber-lean watering-place. We are in the yprjr midst of the birthplace of Switzerland's freedom. On the shores of Lake Lucerne, tie Lake/of the Four Cantons, as it is called, were enacted all the .scenes'immortalized by Schiller In iis play of " William morrow, and we could scarcely wait for it to come, though it really seemed a pity to close our eyes upon such a beautiful scene of moonlight and f&lry-land. Imagine our disappointment—no you needn't try to imagine it, for you can't realise it—when we awoke the next morning and saw the Rlgl enveloped In clouds, with-not a traoe of old Sol to scatter the mists. Our landlord.was very sorry for us, but he sincerely advised us not to make the ascent.%s we should not be able to see anything^ . , Our plan was inexorable, we poqW wait apy longef, for to-morrow might be vised worse, still, In feot parties ^ve 1»ad tq Walt ft wtyole week sometimpsjsj $ goo^ day, * , "14 Our disappointment te eve^eenemow than on thftt meojopftble day last summer, when for the first time we WW? not tibli to carry out our desired plans, and WP W* glad that this is an opportune moment at which to close our sketoh for this week;; -••V- -, A committee of the national agricnUa-ral society is considering the .location of »n exhibition , of agricultural products, n)apli}q#ry, implements, and live stock, to be held in September »e*t f&r two weeks, Chicago, jSt. Louis, Baltimore, airf ville would each like the tfatyg, bttt there is strong talk of passing them by„ and holding it at Utic*> very convenient place to put ladders, tin cans, hoop-skirts, and throw any rubbish you don't want to carry very far. It is Aloft a very convenient place for hens to roost. '• All the water-we have to use is what is oaught when it rains and couducted to large wooden cisterns and kept there until nsedv i^They say that they hardly ever teas aibarclty as the rainy season always supplies them. You will see these large cisterns in the rear or at the side, of every house & |ow,^. * I. flnd^no difficulty In drlnkin&the ^ater, though you were ad^ ! person that*it was not . fit tQ TUay liW $***? WW* down Ijere, and queer w^gl bf serving you at the table. Insteadi^t^ing yQU wtyM> they have and order w^t yqu want, the along a great big tray with a "did* dish" and you take yqji wwj;* TWs swrrosnds £fca$fl93en& mqre little :ye bakers' bread and never i£?:HcTo gutter at noon, only id tapper. Take it' all together iiiKhJpetfcy good board, arid I am told I ail In me of the best places to town.- jtaus paying #7.50 and have a large^ room a<$.r#tt|lone, and,-although <juite* H&gl* letting jgvt walterbtrl^j yon with'tf dishes. ;>We Kny; at,bre?fcfeflt They don't ask a fellow where he was "born and brought up," but say "where was you raised," and their word to take the place of such as "I think," "I guess," "I believe," and "I shouldn't wonder," is "I reckon." You as»k a clerk where" anything is and he will say, "you will find it in the vault I reckon," "I reckon it's about 3 miles," and instead of saying that they think the price is about 75 cents or a dollar they say '.'G bits or a slug, I reckon." Lots of this stuff would amuse you the first time you heard it. You would be surprised to see the large business houses here and see what an immense business they do. &ust look at the fact of Galveston being the centre and headquarters for getting all supplies of every kind for all this part of the country, and you can imagine something about it. To be sure the country is not so thickly settled as what we have been used to, but it is growing fast and there is lots of ground down here. A wholesale house down here carries everything from a pin to a barrel of whiskey. They deal in groceries, dry goods, tobacco, cigars, liquors, and in fact everything. You see piled up outside, boxes bearing the brand of well-known Eastern houses, such as II. B. Claflin & Co., etc., and iu the the window of grocery stores (retail) you see canned goods "put up by II. K. & F. B. Thurber, New York," Some of these wholesale houses occupy half a square and their buildings are solid looking, three and four stories high,'mostly brick, stuccoed over to represent grauite or marble. A few have Philadelphia pressed brick fronts, but such are scarce. One thing struck me as being rather odd for a city. In front of nearly every store there is a wooden awning, coveriug the entire width of the sidewalk from the building to the curb, and extending as far as the store runs, where it joins the awning of the next store. I can go from the oflice nearly to my boarding place under such covering. These are built to scr\e as a protection from the sun in summer and the rain in winter. All the principal streets are paved with wood and those not so paved are quite muddy after each rain, or rather all the time. A gang of jail birds is always out scraping the streets that are paved and thus they are kept very clean and dry. Though the streets are quite nicely kept, the walks are in bad shape. They are composed of brick, flagging, stope, plank, and in some places nothing at all. 1 ou will walk along on a plank walk and then go up two or three steps on to a brick sidewalk, a little further on you will go down again to the ground where there Much of the trucking here is done on little two-wheel mule-drays, queer looking affairs to me, and large heavy iron frame wagoris7"the bodies of which are hung very low and hardly clear the ground, though the wheels are as large as at home. They drive mules altogether and you hardly ever see a horse. Some teams are driven three abreast and invariably there is a colored driver who makes enough noise, yelling aud cracking his whip, to drive all the mules in Texas. When there is a fire anywhere the bell strikes the box and all the bells in that part of the city ring. Everybody yells fire! fire!!" and runs. The hook and ladder trucks are steered iu this way: on the hind axle there is a pole sticking out some 10 or 12 feet, just like the pole where they hitch on the horses, aud on the end of this pole there is a cross head where a boy sits holding on to two straps which are fastened to the end of the longest ladder. When they go around a corner the boy throws his weight either one side or the other and this, swings the wheels around. It is rather behind the times. You who have been accustomed to "Winchester time" and comparing your watches daily would laugh at the time we have here. Each man has a. time of his own I guess. Look at your watch when the* bell rings for noon and you are, say five minutes slow. At one you may be on time while at two you may be five fast. I think that who ever has charge of the bell rings it when he thinks it needs ringing. Perhaps you will say I am pretty 'fUll,'!,J^rC'I am not. Who ever laid out Galveston knew what he was about. It is precisely like Philadelphia. Everything is square, and the streets arg perfectly straight and level. You can stand in the-middle of the street and see it until the telephone and telegraph poles seem to run together. The wharfs are on the north side of the island and the street next to the wharfs is Avenue A or Water St; next Avenue B ou Strand, Avenue C or Mechanic St., Avenue D or Market St., Avenue E or Post-office St., Avenue F or Church St., etc. Those crossing are numbered as well as named, or rather part of them are named. 28d St. In Tremont St., 21st St. is Centre St., 2Bth St. is Bath avenue. Bath avenue or 25th street, running northeast and southwest, divides the avenues Into "east" and "west." It is east market and west market, etc.. Half way between-every avenue, such as C, D, E, etc., there is an alleyway about 10 feet wide, This runs from block to block and is for the purpose of getting into <the back yards of place? and cleaning out rubbish, deliver ing wood, etc. It is also used in the business section to deliver goods to the rear entrance of scores, p| I want to try and^descrlbo one; street where the. residences are not elegant ones but are owned and inhabited by peo pie In moderate circumstances. Imagine the Main street in Suffielc}, q? % Soutt Mftln of Mld4letqw» ^a'f m wl4e again • in tltfs latter fostanoe), the nicely ^ept, a nipia tar or flag 'walk, and ,between the walk and curb a row of oleanders a,«, 7, or 8 feet high, then xiown the center of the road, with a nice driveway on both sides, another nice tar or flag walk, on both sides of which is a row of oleanders, with here and there flower beds, nicely kept. ; Imagine what this should be at the North., This is Broadway of-^Galveston; The walks -all afehereandthere lined with these oleanders and flower beds. I11 fact Galveston is called the "Oleander City." You see in the yards of a great many places all kinds of flowers, some of which are now in bloom. To put my opinion in a few words, I will simply say, Galveston is one of the prettiest places I ever saw, and had it that Northern pasli to wake up some of its ideas, it would be one of the prettiest places in the world. You would be surprised to come here and see the shipping and see what an immense business is done by water. We have one disadvantage however, and that is shallow water. Large steamers are obliged to load part at the dock and then the balance is lightened outside. There are at all times now, during the busy season, 8 or 10 large iron steamers here loading cotton for European ports, Liverpool, Bremen, etc., and any quantity of sailing vessels loading for all parts of the world. Texas you know is now the leading cotton state. Our road has brought down over 200,000 bales this last season and more is coming. Now I am going to bring up one more subject and then wind up. It is yellow fever. Since I arrived I have made this topic quite prominent in my conversation and I am generally informed that yellow fever never breaks out in the city. It is Iways br ought here, and there has been none here since 18G7. Just as soon as it breaks out on the coast below here or at New Orleans, they establish a very strict quarantine, and there is no danger at all. I am told by people from the North that it is cooler here during the summer than at home. They say that it is hot in the morning, but about ten o'clock a nice breeze springs up, continuing all day and the nights are always cool, in fact you want a blanket near by for before morning you will need it. There is a large hotel going up as a seaside resort. Well I have tried to give you some idea of the leading city of the southwest, but I have only given you a little of it. I could continue much longer, but will stop here. W. C. W. ABOUT DR. WARNER, If it is a well-established fact that DR. WARXEII has actually performed more permanent cures within the past seven years that he has been located in Springfield than any other physician in this country; it does in fact almost seem incredulous that a patient who had received treatment-from the best medical skill in New York city,vBoston, and Philadelphia, without any benefit, should come to a little citv like Springfield and be cured perma- ^ncirttyr^Btrtr such arti facts. Aiarge iliu-jority of Dr. Warner's patients are those who have been unsatisfactorily treated by other physicians of the highest reputation. The dictor's system of treatment is entirely new as regards practice and payment for services. Other physicians whom jrou visit ask you almost in the first questions, What seems to be the matter with you? How do you feel? After patients have told a physician all about their case, you can see at once that it would be quite an easy matter for the physician to say that he knew what the disease was, whether he did or not. There Dr. Warner differs from others, as he does not allow his patients to tell him; but without a word tells them just how they feel and where their difficulty lies. If their case is incurable Dr. Warner will frankly tell them so, and have nothing to do with them, while other physicians encourage them, so the patient can visit the trusted professional man as long as their money holds out, when the physician suddenly comes to the conclusion medicine can do nothing for them. Not so with Dr. Warner. He will not take a patient in hand unless he feels confident that it. is a curable one. In regard to the doctor's financial system, when patients put themselves under tlie doctor's care they have nothing more to pay after the first visit, either for medicine or treatment, no matter how often they have to visit him there is nothing more to pay. One reason the doctor gives for thus dealing with his patients is this: It makes them understand that their first payment includes EVERYTHING, SO that they are welcome and urged to repeat their visits and receive their treatment, or to have their stock of medicines replenished until they are ENTIRELY WELL. In this way there is no chance of half cured patients going out from his treatment, as in most cases where every visit makes the doctor's bill longer and the patient's pocket lighter. With Dr. Warner's method the first payment entitles the patient to treatment until cured, and patients are not tempted to neglect or postpone calling for that which costs them nothing. Any one afflicted with the following diseases, Dyspepsia, Palpitation of the Heart, Liver Complaint, Female Complaints, Ulceration, Falling of the Womb, etc.. Kidney Disease, Palsy, Dropsy, Rheumatism, Jaundice, Salt Rheum, Pimples on the Face, Constipation, Indiscretions of Youth, and all Seminal Weaknesses, all Scrofulous Affections, Bilious Complaints, Catarrh, Cold Feet and Hands, Piles, Nervous and General Debility, Loss of Vitality, Tape Worm, and all Lung difficulties, are cordially invited by .the Doctor to call and see him. •'/:?. t^ y- Oonaultatlon imt Free. After you have consulted the Doctor, if you do not wi9h to put your case into his hands, you are in no way obliged to do so. Dear reader, should you be numbered among those who are suffering from disease, and have been under the care of other physicians without benefit, and have become somewhat discouraged, do not give up in despair until you have seen Dr. Warner. Remember, it will cost you nothing to consult him; then you can judge for yourself whether he is superior to any other physician you ever consulted, or not. And right here we would call the attention of our readers to a class of men who solemnly affirm that all ~physioiana who advertise are Quacks.. There is not much difference between a regular Quack and an Irregular one. 4 Regular Quack Is one who has attended some regular chartered college for the term of three years, more or less, obtained a diploma, and reoeived the title of M. D., when in feet he Is no more qualified tq practice medldne than a cbild nine years old. He has learned by books to answer certain question*, with a head foil of theory, which,when put into practice is sure to kill or disable seven tenths of his patients. Then, for fear that his harrow, contracted mind should expand and he be able to rise abqve this foolish way, hegqes.to work arid pledges himself to denounce every other way, so that he cannot accent any Information (no matter of how much valne might be to his fellow-men) from one that'pursues a different coufse. It would be a that would cause their expulsion, to counsel with one of their own brothers, even though he had graduated at the same school, and was superior in every respect to them. If he should advertise directly, that very act would be sufficient to stigmatize him as an Irregular Quack. To illustrate, we will point our readers to one fact which happened about a year ago. , Mr. T , a resident of Boston, who had been told by his family physician that b e never could be cured of a certain mal-ady with which he was afflicted, had by the request of his physician consulted others, of the same school of course, and all agreed with the family physician; but through kind providence the man saw Dr. Warner's advertisements in one of the Springfield papers. To make a long story short, he called on the doctor aud put his case in his hands. In about four weeks he was entirely cured. After being cured the man called upon his family physician, who was greatly surprised, yet appeared highly delighted, to see him cured. He inquired who had cured him. The man told him a Dr. Warner in Springfield. He took the doctor's address and said he would visit him at an early day for the information he should obtain. After this, in conversation, the family physician asked him howhe happened to go to see Dr. Warner, and when the man told him that it was through an advertisement, the regular physician exclaimed,—"WHAT, DOES IIE ADVERTISE? Then I do not want to know anthing more about IIIM. He is a Quack!" This family physician, we think, without a doubt belonged to the narrow-minded class of Regular Quacks just alluded to. Now there are a good many Quacks who style themselves Regulars, (we call them quacks because their work proves them such,) yet we would think it unjust to declare every regular physician a quack, because we KNOW a great many, even in Springfield, to be such. We are well aware that there are quacks, too, among those who advertise, not because they advertise, but because their works show them to be such. As.recorded in Sacred Writ, "By their works [or fruits] ye shall k n o w t h e m . " . . . Dr. Warner challenges any physician in the United States, either in public or private practice, to produce evidence of half as many cures as-lie can for the past seven years, — speaking of chronic diseases. Now for the benefit of ttiose who are suffering with disease aud are not acquainted with Dr. Warner, and by PERMISSION, we refer you to the following well-known people. A. II. PERRY, residence 37 John street, city; business, storage warehouses in Holyoke; ex-Superintendent of Passump-sic Railroad. MRS. CHARLES TAYLOR, wife of the well-known contractor at Smith'& Wesson's pistol factory; residence 101 Westminster street, city. M. G. MORSE, Foreman of Agawam Brickyard; residence 5G Broad street, city. W. A. ALLEN, Real Estate; residence Main street, West Springfield, Mass. MR. JOHN McCLEARY, Slate Roof contractor; residence 121 Summer street, city. ... t,^q imSSip.T, Policeman: .eeaq. dence 286 Tyler street,, cityT" J. W. RYAN, 34 Hubbard avenue, city. GEO. R. WENTWORTII, Eastern avenue, city. J. A. MANN, Conductor on B. & A. R. R.; 251 Main street, city. ELDER GEO. W. SEDERQUEST, 202 East Union street. D. B. BARRETT, Conductor on B. & A. R. R.; lives Centennial Building, West Springfield. The limits of the column forbid the use of more than a few of the hundreds of testimonials which are on file at Dr. Warner's office. SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 11, 1883. DR. WARNER. Dear Sir—It is with pleasure that I give you this permission to use my name for the benefit of any one suffering from. Rlieumatim, which I was troubled with for years, and found no relief until I placed myself under your care, and I am willing to testify that you cured me. Respectfully yours, J. W. RYAN, 34 Hubbard ave., Springfield, Mass. WILBRAIIAM, Dec. 22, 1882. This is to certify that Dr. Warner has restored me to good and sound health, after being afflicted with Consumption of Bowels and Kidney difficulty and a Rheumatic affection. Had previously been treated by other physicians all to no purpose. Will be pleased to answer any inquiries. I make this statement, hoping others afflicted as I-was will avail themselves of the Doctor's skill and be cured. Yours respectfully, WM. T. EATON. SOMERS, CONN., April 9, 1882. I wish to state for the benefit of others afflicted with Spinal and Rheumatic complaints, that I have been a great sufferer for years, seeking relief from skilful phy sicians all to no purpose. Some two years ago I placed myself iu the hands of Dr. H. Warner, whose office is in the Athol building, Springfield, Mass. Imme , diately I commenced to improve; in about four weeks I was completely cured. Never since have I suffered with the same com- # plaints. Anyone desiring to see me I would be pleased to have them call at ' - any time. -*» Yours truly, . - GILBERT A. CHAPMAN. : I wish to state for the benefit of others, - that I have been a great sufferer from weaknesses, with a severe pain in my left - , s , ^ side and through my kidneys; have been : - ^ ^ under the care of a number of physicians, - , all to no purpose, until the 16th of April, -- when I put myself under the care of Dr. ^ Warner, and he has entirely cured me; - VJ; am now as well as I ever was in my life. > , Will be pleased to. give any lady t h a t > - ! • chooses to call on me, ftirther particulars. 4 Sy Respectfully , • MRS. CARRIE MILLS, - .. 185 Bridge street, Holyoke, Boston and Albany railroad depot, and|f|L the Massasolt House, Office hours—10 a. m. to 4 p. m. (Sundays excepted); Sat* urdays and Mondays from 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. Please observe, " . ' ; . 1 '• : "• Collector's Notice. 411 peraons liable by law to pky town tax in the town of Enfield, laid upon list of 1882, and commutation tax for the year 1883, are hereby notified that I will-meet them at Johnson's store, In Scltico,- on Friday, April 8th, t from 1 o'clock p. m. . until 4.30-o'clock p. m., and at the Post* office, in Hazardville, on Saturday,- April 7th, from 10 o'clock a. m, until 4.80 o'clock p. mj also at the Town Clerk's office, In ThompsonviUe, on Tuesday, April 17th, : from 9 o'clock .a. m. until 5 o'clock; p. m.; \ to receive gaid taxes. ; All persons haying taxes unpaid May , 1st, 1883, will be charged interest at the rate of nine p er cent, (or three-quarters of one per cent, per month) according to lawi- All taxes on list of 1882 become duo March 1st, 1883, and are payable at 'thei Collector's office, in Thompsonville. fig JOHN O, WIE82&G, CollectO#® UttfluWj Coaa.j March 1853. -
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